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FREE SKI LESSONS! CATERED & S/C-9 HRS FROM CALAIS-amazing ski area-A Hidden Gem - Lower Floor, self contained, Garden-Jacuzzi-decking-bar-table & chairs



Updated: 22-Sep-2016
Chalet set amongst vineyards-5 mins from town & ski lifts-we offer a great package, FREE transfers from Turin Airport & FREE wine & beer-Pila/La Thuile/Courmayeur on ONE SKI PASS!

IN WINTER there are beginner ski slopes, moguls, tree skiing and off piste so the resort adapts itself to all standards and FREE skiing lessons with David and Jane make a big saving for anyone wanting to improve and brush up their skills. On the one ski pass you can also have free days in other resorts such as La Thuile and Courmayeur and we are happy to take you there. THERE'S ALWAYS SOMEONE TO SKI WITH so come alone or as part of a group and you will always have someone of your standard to ski with, whether it is another guest, one of the instructor students or David and Jane. We ensure each day that if you want company you are well catered for. FREE transfers to and from the airport and to the resort of Pila each day.

In SUMMER-Mediterranean temperatures during the day yet cool inside this old stone building both day and night allowing you to relax and sleep without air conditioning. In this Frazione (a collection of rustic houses, a small village), there are just 7 houses in total. SPECIAL OFFER when booking one or more apartment please enquire (exclusive use of the Jacuzzi). Take the lifts up to Pila even in the summer time, for a variety of activities, restaurants and bars. Take a short walk to Chamole lake from the top of Chamole chairlift, the sense of space, tranquillity and the views are stunning, a breath-taking experience.

The chalet is a casual atmosphere, it's small and therefore we are able to gear your holiday more to your individual needs. You will be well looked after by all the staff.

ALL YEAR ROUND-The chalet overlooks the whole valley and offers both Catered (with Free wine and beer and FREE ski lessons during the winter) and Self catering (summer and off peak winter) options email us for more detailed information or have a look at our website and fill in the form.

THE CHALET - The top two floors are accessed at ground level, no steps, the lower floor has the option of seven steps or a ramp, please enquire and we can send photos if looking at wheelchair access. The Chalet can be rented as a whole for a large extended family/friends or as individual units which are all self contained all with own entrances. There are well stocked kitchens and airey bathrooms all with shower and bidet on each floor - the UPPER floor has a double and a twin with double bed settee and the double can take an extra single bed the MIDDLE floor has a double and a twin plus there is a room with outside entrance just 4 metres from the front door with a small double and single beds in it plus sink, tv/dvd player, microwave and tea and coffee making facilities the LOWER floor has a double with bunk room off it and a double/twin.

BABY EQUIPMENT - We have a variety of baby equipment (see children) for those travelling with little ones, to make your life a little more comfortable and so you don't have to lug equipment with you, including a BABY COT.

Each Frazione has it's own water trough which anyone in the village can use, the gardens are open plan (although there are temporary removable fences made because of our second little dog) and the trough is on the edge of our garden. Frazione Baravod is set amongst local vineyards and you can walk from the house up to the Frazione above and on up the mountain from there. The weather is sunny during both summer & winter. The heat rises in March and in July/August temps are 30+ degrees, cooling a little in September & in October it starts to snow on the peaks with the ski season commencing late November through till May 2nd.

THE JACUZZI is in the garden with fantastic views of the mountains on the other side of the valley. It is serviced on a daily basis by the owners so it is kept clean and hygienic with a water maintenance check each day. The garden and plants are watered also on a regular basis and can be done at the convenience of the owner and guests alike; this can be agreed on a weekly or daily basis, whichever suits.

We want you to enjoy your holiday and will try our utmost to ensure that things are how you like them, giving you ideas and advice about the local area whenever you require.

More Details

Details for holiday chalet Lower Floor, self contained, Garden-Jacuzzi-decking-bar-table & chairs, 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7, 1 Bathroom

Set amongst vineyards, this rustic building has three separate apartments which can been rented as a whole or individually. The lower floor is slightly larger than the other two with one double, one double/twin and a bunk room off of the main double room. Large bathroom with shower & bidet and there is a spacious seating area in the lounge and kitchen area

In Summer a hot Mediterranean climate with a huge amount of mountain sports and in Winter an amazing selection of ski resorts, the closest, Pila funivia 5 mins away & La Thuile/Courmayeur/Cervinia less than 40 mins. FREE SKI LESSONS and FREE airport transfers.

EXCLUSIVE use of Jacuzzi during some weeks of AUGUST please enquire- special offer when booking one or more apartment also enquire

In the lounge there is dining for up to 12 people comfortably and some bar stools if there is a larger group (for instance if you book more than one floor). A large L shape settee (can convert into a double bed) and a well stocked kitchen area.

  • Sleeps 7
  • 3 Bedrooms
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Parking
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbecue
  • Pets considered
  • Internet
  • Dish washer
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Wheelchair access
  • Bookable online

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

We are David and Jane and have run a ski chalet for the last 8 winter seasons in the Aosta Valley and are BASI qualified ski instructors and we offer FREE ski lessons when booking our Ski Chalet Holidays in the winter. We also run a summer season and with the addition of the JACUZZI in the garden (refreshing in the summer and hot and steamy in the winter) we feel set for both summer and winter seasons, helping our clients with local knowledge of the area, places to visit, eat and to enjoy this vast fertile but mountainous area. This is a wonderful base for exploring the Aosta Valley with its, castles, vineyards, cheese making factories and an abundance of outdoor sports and the winter ski resort is ideal for both beginners and experienced skiers with the option of also going to La Thuile and Courmayeur all on one ski pass!!

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Speaks English, French, Italian

5 Reviews

based on 5 holidaymaker reviews


3 night holiday

  • 5 of 5

Wonderful, warm welcome from our hosts Jane and David. Instantly relaxing so that the three night holiday started the moment we arrived. The chalet receives 10 out of 10 from us for cleanliness, facilities and amazing views. The rooms had so many extra little personal touches that the chalet felt like home from home. Jane and David's warmth, enthusiasm and local knowledge enabled us to experience the local area and I particularly recommend the local vineyard electric bike tour and the wine, food and chalet's jacuzzi went down very well too.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 31, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: It was like having family here - we had a great time too - just like being on holiday!!
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Great place to stay with hospitality to match

  • 5 of 5

Been here 3 times now and it just keeps getting better and better. Everything was taken care of, from getting picked up at the airport to the small group lessons (included in the price), tailored to our ability. The apartment was clean and very comfortable, which made for cosy evenings watching films. Hospitality was spot on with good food and drink. Dave, Jane and co went to great lengths to create a good environment so we could relax and chat with follow guests in the evenings. Skiing is obviously great, which is why I am back for a 4th time next year, thanks guys, Geoff and Curtis

  • Review Submitted: Jun 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are looking forward to seeing you both, this time I understand more than one!! We love havinf different guests each week, we both have different things to offer and YES our lessons are FREE, it's the most satisfying part of the week, seeing people improve so quickly and having a great time while they're doing it. See you on the piste!! thank you
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Skiing Holiday in Aosta with JDSki

  • 4 of 5

We had an excellent stay here. David & Jane and their team went to great lengths to make everyone feel welcome and we all felt part of a big family. The accommodation was clean and warm and had everything that was required for our stay. The food cooked was excellent and I really liked the use of local ingredients and recipes for dishes that were still homely and catered for our English customs - the portion sizes were also very generous and the local wines were surprisingly good. We enjoyed the jacuzzi, especially when it was dark and snowing around us.

The accommodation is a 5 minute drive from the gondola ride from Aosta to the ski resort of Pila and we were driven there every morning and collected at the end of the day by minibus. Pila may appear a small resort in terms of number of pistes, but there was a good range in terms of difficulties and different terrains and the snow when we were there was brilliant, with fresh snow falling nearly everyday. There are lots of eateries on the slopes which were all reasonable. It wasn't crowded, apart from the weekend when the local Italians turn up, and the queues at the lifts were minor apart from the first one outside the gondola.

The tuition that David & Jane provided was brilliant. My 18 year old son progressed from a novice to being able to ski black runs confidently and competently within the 4 days of lessons - he was obviously a keen learner, but this is more down to the teaching given and low class sizes meaning that the training was individual in nature and in clear English.

David and Jane really do everything that they can to ensure you have a pleasant stay and get the most of your skiing and their website is a good description of what you'll get and they are very quick to respond to any additional queries by e-mail.

I would thoroughly recommend using them (and have so to my friends) and have already booked again for next year.

  • Review Submitted: Mar 7, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Feb 2016
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: thanks so much for a great review. We try to catered for the individual guests each week and hope that we will see you again in the near future.
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Aosta holiday

  • 5 of 5

The presentation of the accommodation was very welcoming when we arrived at the chalet with fresh towels, welcome pack and a brief in the apartment giving local details and directions.

The views from the balcony were stunning and more so were some of the views on the walks we covered. There are lots of activities in the valley to take advantage of, for all ages and interests.

The weather was definitely Mediterranean but pleasant relief was found higher in the mountains on activity days, however on rest days the views from the garden and Jacuzzi are extremely pleasurable.

We particularly enjoyed the ride up Helbronner overlooking Mont Blanc; the views were stunning and there was an unusual amount of unexpected activity which we never thought we would see. Rock climbing, trekking over the snow, camping on the glacier and mountaineers attempting Mont Blanc itself.

Jane and David have a bank of local knowledge and are ready to give advice, point you in the right direction and are even willing to accompany you on some walks with their two adorable cockers, Max and Peluche.

A truly memorable holiday! So much so, we are returning for the winter!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 19, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so glad you enjoyed your visit and are looking forward to seeing you during the winter with your family for a skiing holiday. David and I will endeavour to ensure that all the family have a good time and that we are able to teach you the basics and enjoyment of skiing especially as we are English Ski Instructors and can guide you with ease and teach you the antiquate of skiing. We also hope you return next summer for some more gruelling walks and also some of those lovely easy ones too on rest days. I haven't been up Helbronner on the new Funivia yet but you sent me some lovely photographs some of which I have posted on our website. Thank you so much, you were great company and see you very soon David and Jane
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Great apartment, with many activities in the area

  • 5 of 5

Our family went to Aosta in summer, for some alpine activities. Jane and David are very welcoming and nice, the perfect hosts. We had wine together, and they had put a welcoming package in our fridge. We stayed in the upper apartment, which was great for our family. There was some minor shortage of kitchen supplies, but oterhwise the apartment was perfectly maintained etc. You need a car to get to all activities, except walking to the groceries and buy bread etc. We had a great time, hiking in Pila, going to adventure park, alpine zoo, running etc. The kids especially enjoyed the jacuzzi and the dogs, and their cosy room. On our way to Aosta we stopped at waterpark Ondaland, which also was great fun. We had great pasta in Sarre, at the main road, a wooden chalet opposite a patisserie.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 8, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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From the Owner

We are centrally located for exploring the whole of the Aosta Valley during the summer months plus there is brilliant skiing during winter with 3 other resorts in close proximity which you can go to all on one ski pass. We love the Italian people, the food, the ambience and the wine is of course fantastico!! Jane is an English teacher and can offer English lessons to visitors at the chalet, David is a squash coach and is happy to play or coach anyone anytime of the year and he's also a reasonable Tennis player and always up for a game in the summer. Both David and Jane taught jive at the surrey university so if you fancy learning jive they are happy to accommodate a lesson or two! The property is set amongst vineyards but just 5 minutes from the lovely Roman City of Aosta. We have useful local knowledge, however the area is vast and we discover more and more each day. The area is steeped in history & is a wine growing area, also making cheese & growing fruits of many kinds. It is very agricultural and particularly cow farming is very prevalent. There is a huge abundance of outdoor activities which you can see listed on our website. There are castles, art galleries, concerts and wood carving is a much loved Valdostaine work

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : Turin 1 hour, Geneva 2 hours, Milan 2 hours at 108 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : Sarre, several just 5 mins walking at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ferry : Calais/Le Havre/Dunkirk all 8-9 hours drive at 955 Kilometres Nearest Golf : Several 15 mins away at 10 Kilometres Nearest Train : Aosta 5 mins at 3 Kilometres Nearest Motorway : A5 just 5 mins away at 3 Kilometres Nearest Restaurant : Bars and Restaurants within 5 mins walk at 1 Kilometres Nearest Ski : Pila Funivia 5 mins, La Thuile & Courmayer 30 mins at 3 Kilometres Nearest Beach : Genoa 2 hours at 238 Kilometres Car: recommended

Special interest holidays:

Skiing - all our family members are BASI ski instructors and offer free help with your skiing

Jive dancing - david and jane are jive dance instructors and taught at the surrey university.

huge amount of outdoor and indoor sports - see further details on our website

Wine and cheese tours arranged


2 hours by car.


10 hours driving from Calais.

Nearest airport is Turin which is just over an hour away by car - there are also buses or trains from the airport or we have a minibus and car to transfer you from the airport

Geneva airport is just over 2 hours by car or you can get a bus to Chamonix (1hour) and we can arrange pickup from there which is three quaters of an hour by road.


Local restaurants, shops and bars 10 minutes walk. The main town of Aosta is 5 minutes drive and we can drop you in to town when required.

Further Details:

Stuff To Do While You're Here - See our website www.jdski.com

Relax in the garden with fantastic views or do one of the many activities and more below.

Whitewater rafting

Groups or singles catered for-you will never feel alone if you come on your own (unless you want to be!!) we are happy to accompany you on walks, skiing etc.

Lakes and mountain walks

Visit the Grand Paradiso Park.

Organised walks if required, Nordic walking.

Golf - 2 clubs 9 holes courses within 10 mins Aosta.

Mountain biking CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BEST PLACES IN EUROPE-it's big and you can go up on the chair lifts with the bike attached to the back! Downhill, cross country, big country and even heli biking!

Adventure park through the trees.

Aosta is a roman city so lots to see in town.

St Bernard dog kennels and museum where they breed the puppies

botanical gardens.

Outdoor swimming pools, bizarre, swimming with the mountains around you.

Wine tours, fromageries (cheese making) and latteries (milk making).

Market twice a week in the town.

Visit Turin, a stunning and huge town with its markets and shops and there is some lovely shopping in the Aosta city too.

Trout fishing.

Paintball area.

Horse riding in the alps.

Intensive modern jive courses.


Wine and Cheese tours on motorised bicycles

A day trip skiing to cervinia followed by a picnic in the sunshine.


Rental rates

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11 Sep 2016 - 27 Nov 2016
4 night minimum stay
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4 night minimum stay
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Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £150
Pet Fee £20

the above price is for room and breakfast per person

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Updated: 22-Sep-2016
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From the Owner

The chalet is in a tranquil setting but 5 minutes from the bustling town of Aosta. It has a MEDITERRANEAN CLIMATE IN SUMMER Walking distance to local shops, bars & restaurants gives you a local feeling It's a good base to discover this fantastic mountainous area, walking straight from the chalet if desired WE ARE ALWAYS AT HAND TO GIVE YOU GUIDANCE AND ADVICE ABOUT THE AREA, SKIING, RESTAURANTS ETC. A choice of Self Catering in the summer/off peak winter and Ski Holidays English lessons if required. FREE wine & beer for Ski Holidays FREE ski lessons and we take you to the piste every morning, just 5 minutes away. We offer help with ski pass and ski rental so you don't have to worry about anything. FREE airport transfers Outdoor pursuits in abundance during the summer Something for everyone to do & see, adults and children alike Airport transfers on request, during summer a car is an advantage, during winter it isn't necessary as we will take you to the piste and into town. Free local transfers to town, mountain lifts etc. we'll drop you off Excursions to places further afield in Summer Mainline bus passes end of road 700 metres approx. The weather is sunny summer & winter. The heat rises in March to July/August temps are 30+ cooling a little in September & in October it starts to snow on the peaks with the ski season commencing late November through til early May During the summer the stone building of the chalet is cool inside In Summer-Food welcome pack on arrival with wine and beer!

Property Type

  • chalet

Accommodation Type

  • Guest House


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Tumble Dryer ...
  • Washing Machine ...


  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Hob ...
  • Toaster ...


  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area


  • Books ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Music Library ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...

Pool / Spa

  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Pool

Onsite Services

  • Car Available
  • Chauffeur
  • Private Chef
  • Staff


  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered ...
  • smoking allowed ...
  • wheelchair accessible ...

Location Type

  • mountain
  • village


  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • playground
  • pond
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • bird watching
  • horse riding
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • rafting
  • ski lift pass
  • ski pass optional
  • ski
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • whitewater rafting

Floor Area

  • 70 m²


  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, Bidet, large bathroom with radiator


  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 3 - 2 Single Bed, bunk beds in small room off the double bedroom
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed, there's 2 bunks in a small room off the double-sleeps 2 kids
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed, 1 Single Bed, Can be made up as a twin room
  • There are three apartments in this chalet and therefore the chalet could be booked as a whole or one or two apartments, please enquire


  • Terrace ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Garden ...
  • Barbecue ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis ...


  • Booking Possible
  • Booking Possible
  • Catering available

Learn more about this holiday rental at the owner's website


  • SELF CATERING during summer however we are happy to do bed and breakfast if required at a small cost THIS PROPERTY CAN BE RENTED AS A WHOLE (DISCOUNTED) OR AS ONE OF THREE INDIVIDUAL APARTMENTS CATERED in the winter includes breakfast and afternoon tea each day and 4 evening meals, off peak self catering or at short notice Housekeeping is only done on a weekly basis if staying more than a week - THERE IS A 40 EURO CLEANING COST AT THE END OF TERM

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